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News: E-book 2nd Edition coming in September!
but Print book sadly going out of print
Hi everyone - A quick update on the new E-book. We are pleased to say we are on track to have the new edition ready to send everyone in mid September, all being well!
I will post more news here as it becomes available but you can read all about this exciting new update here. The new edition will have 250 reversible stitch patterns and photos of over 75 project examples to inspire you in your own work.
However, some sad news – we have decided that the current print run of the book will be the last. Unfortunately, the recent Coronavirus issues have highlighted the problems of organising printing and shipping in an uncertain world, so we have decided to just focus on the digital E-book.
I am out of stock of print books here in the USA but Anna still has a few copies in Sweden for anyone who would like to purchase one before they are all gone. You can find these listed on my website here or on Anna's website.
Please add a “Note to Seller” if you would like Anna to sign your copy before sending it.
Also, if you would like to buy a print copy of the book now as a Christmas present but would like the E-book link sent closer to the date, then please also let us know so I can add your friend / family member’s name to our “Christmas List”.
New pattern – Trevarren Placemat Set
I have just uploaded a new pattern for a set of placemats! The Trevarren Placemat Set has been worked in a lovely dusky blue cotton using one of the new reversible stitches that we will be adding to the 2nd Edition of our E-Book this autumn.
The front of this stitch has a wonderfully strong, graphic design with a deep cellular pattern while the reverse side shows smooth undulating ribs with dotted purls set in a neat grid.
The set includes instructions for two sizes of placemats plus matching coasters. Details are also given for an extra-thick hot-pad and larger tablemat to protect your table from hot dishes.
Please click here for more details about this new pattern.
Faded Denim – a timeless colour for some new placemats
Denim fans have been delighted to see that "Faded Denim" is one of the key colours in Pantone's colour collection for this year and indeed we are seeing some wonderful denim shades in the yarn stores right now.
I have recently been knitting a new set of placemats in just this colour and I love the way they have come out.
This is the Trevarren Placemat Set and the set includes two sizes of placemats, plus coasters and extra-thick hot pads / tablemats to protect your table. The colour is just perfect and I am looking forward to using this set lots this summer.
To read the full blogpost, please click here.
Where we like to knit
If you click on the "About" tab of this website, you will see that I have a gallery of places where I like to knit, courtesy of my husband Tim's photos. Well, here's another one to add to that collection!
This was during our visit to Sweden last year and the photo shows Anna and I knitting together by Lake Mälaren in the gardens of Grönsöö Palace just to the west of Stockholm.
It was gloriously sunny and warm during our visit and it was so enjoyable to be with Anna and her husband.
Please click here to read more about this beautiful place.
KNITTING PATTERNS and E-BOOKS
Our innovative Book, Reversible Knitting Stitches, is now available as an E-Book or a Print and E-Book Package!
Click the button below for more information.
All the knitting patterns can be downloaded instantly so you can start your knitting today! Click the button below to browse all the available designs.